Traveler’s Notebook Storage

How do you store finished notebooks? Here’s a new Traveler’s Notebook Storage for me, that I recently made. In it I’ve fitted all my Traveler’s Notebook regular size Randomosity journals, and I love seeing them together like this.

Handmade Travelers Notebook Storage blogged by iHanna - make your own storage #travelersnotebook #journaling #notebooks

I love new shiny notebooks, but I also love old notebooks that are filled with all the randomosity of life. They’re so yummy when they get chunked up, with tabs and tape sticking out on the sides. But what to do with them once they’re filled and no longer “in use”? I have a process for archiving mine, that maybe I should write about some time (?), but for now I’m going to share the storage solution I made.

Traveler's Notebook Storage

My Notebook Storage Organizer

I made it from a regular size cereal box that I (without measuring) cut down to size. I folded it in so that it would fit snugly around these regular size inserts.

iHanna's Randomosity Notebooks packed together

When I had cut and taped it back together again in the size I wanted, I covered the whole thing with polka dot wrapping paper. Love this wrapping paper, found for free at my local food store!

So yummy - polka dot storage blogged by iHanna - make your own storage #travelersnotebook #journaling #notebooks

DIY Cereal Box Ideas

Cereal boxes are really fun to craft with, and you can make all kinds of organizing boxes with them. I’ve used cat food boxes as storage for many years (here’s how to make a whiskas box pretty). I still use these boxes for storing cut papers, stickers and ephemera!

If you want to find some inspiration for DIY organizing, just go to YouTube and search cereal box organizer diy!

Back to my Traveler’s Notebook storage. I fit six of my Randomosity journals (all full of yummy stuff) in this box. Love how they look together on the shelf, with the label on the side. Yum!

Here are some more photos:

Travelers Notebook Storage blogged by iHanna - make your own storage #travelersnotebook #journaling #notebooks

I already mentioned this storage idea in the post about my current random journaling, but forgot to include a photo. It’s also featured in the beginning of my last flip-through video of Randomosity volume 1 (that you now can leave a comment on, it was turned off for some reason before, sorry).

Handmade Travelers Notebook Storage blogged by iHanna - make your own storage #travelersnotebook #journaling #notebooks

How do you store filled and finished notebooks? Do you have a special box or shelf for them, a system, or just a pile somewhere? :-)

8 Responses

  1. Love this DIY storage you made Hanna! It would also be a great way to store blank inserts that are waiting to be used!! Love the polka dot paper too :) tfs

    • Yes, I agree, perfect for blank books too. I’m sure I will make several more next year. Did you watch my new video on YouTube with the Christmas Journaling? I’m sure you will spot a few things I got from you a few years ago finally finding their home in there… So loving it!

      • I did see that and YES! i spotted a few bits and pieces i had sent to you :) it made me smile, i’m so happy they found their way into your journal Hanna xo thank YOU for the recent download of vintage looking Santas, deer, and other holiday ephemera. they are adorable!! i have been adding them to my little TN Christmas journal, you really did inspire me after watching you work in your’s and share it with us. good to hear from you xo

  2. What a fun and useful upcycling project! I did something similar to create cute storage out of a Kleenex box for my embossing folders. Love this idea of doing this to organize and store notebooks! Thanks for sharing the idea and all your beautiful photography!

    • I have many favorite words, but yes, YUMMY is one of my them, I think it’s because it’s such a yummy word! ;-) Makes me hungry, but in a good way.

  3. Love this! My finished notebooks get tossed in a bin I purchased at Ikea a while ago. I think for a while I just wanted them out of the way since I didn’t plan on reading them ever again. But now that I am more comfortable with my practice, and have added a few art journals to the mix I might have to rethink the box tucked in the back of the closet.

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